22 January 2009

News in Pictures

An exhibition of 19 objects from the Crafts Council’s
collec tion arrives at the City Gallery, Leicester this week.

News in Pictures

Teddy bears’ picnics and frogspawn-collecting are two of the subjects being explored by artist James R Ford in 33 Things To Do Before You’re 10. His
residency at Ferreira Projects-01 in London EC2 runs until 19 February.

Show marks seven decades of Penguin book design

A selection of classic orange fiction paperbacks, together with original drawings of the Penguin logo, are among the exhibits on display at Gateshead’s Shipley Art Gallery, as part of a show marking seven decades of Penguin book design. The exhibition, 70 Years of Penguin Design, also features the design layout for the classic orange striped […]

Triflow Concepts relaunch

Triflow Concepts, formerly Avilion, has commissioned architect Zaha Hadid to design a bathroom tap for the company’s relaunch on 28 January. The tap will use the existing filter system designed and patented by Avilion in 1992. Triflow and Hadid are discussing whether to collaborate on future design projects.

Design Against Fur

Derby University student Mair Perkins has won the first international Design Against Fur animation competition. The award runs alongside the Design Against Fur poster competition which started in 2001 and attracts around 7000 entries each year. To view the full animation and to enter this year’s competitions, go to www.infurmation.com.

Cravens creates children’s zoo identity

London Zoo is set to launch a new identity, designed by Cravens, for its Children’s Zoo, which it is renaming Animal Adventure.Cravens’ branding will feature ‘a very simple logo in a playful, childish font that will sit well with our photographic poster campaigns’, says the zoo’s brand executive Owen Croft.The Zoological Society of London briefed […]

Lambie-Nairn set to brand Renault TV channel

Car manufacturer Renault has appointed Lambie-Nairn to design the branding and idents for its new promotional TV channel, Design Week can reveal.Branding and broadcast graphics group Lambie-Nairn won the contract about three weeks ago, following a competitive pitch. Both Renault and Lambie-Nairn declined to confirm the story, but a source connected with the project claims […]

Acrobat creates new look for Delissential

Manchester-based consultancy Acrobat has created a new identity and packaging range for gourmet food brand Delissential.Acrobat was appointed in January 2008 on the strength of packaging work it did for the Gourmet Candy Company, which owns the brand, according to Nik Haralambous, head of design at Acrobat.The client stipulated it wanted a pestle and mortar […]

An interview with Hussein Chalayan

‘Body design artist’ Hussein Chalayan works across disciplines, without losing touch with his fashion roots. John Stones catches up with him at his Hackney studio ahead of a major Design Museum retrospective

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